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Teaches Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, Voice, Music Theory

Music can teach us about people, and people can teach us about music.

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Teaches at:
Current Projects

The Wayfarers, Donkey Nation, The Sandy Tar Brothers


Majored in audio music production - Ohio University

Current Band(s)/Gig(s)

old time, bluegrass, the Wayfarers, Donkey Nation, folk

Musical Interests

bluegrass, folk, old time, celtic, irish

Favorite Bands

Flatt & Scruggs, doc watson, clark kessinger, Planxty, Natalie MacMaster, Frankie Gavin

Teaching Experience

private lessons, group workshops

Specialties / Genres Taught

bluegrass, old time, string band, celtic, irish, harmony singing, scruggs style banjo, clawhammer banjo

Areas of Instruction

Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, Voice, Music Theory

Favorite Instruments

Guitar, banjo, Mandolin, fiddle, bass

Performance Experience

every type of venue you could imagine, PBS - Song of the Mountains, WOSU, WOUB

About Jacob

I am a music teacher and performing musician living in Asheville. I play stringed instruments including guitar, mandolin, banjo, and fiddle and have taught private lessons and workshops. I will always remember what it was like to be in the early stages of learning a musical instrument; it helps me relate to my students. Progress is success.

A music lesson should be fun and engaging. My goals are to help my students reach their goals. People are wonderful, and I love working with them.

Music has allowed me to have my best experiences and meet my best friends. I have traveled all over the US with other musicians, and spent 3 months playing music in Denmark, Sweden, Germany, and Czech. My band, Donkey Nation, competed in the traditional band contests at the Clifftop and Galax fiddler conventions in 2015 and won 3rd and 5th place, respectively.

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